DSCC raises $4.9M in May, boosted by Obama fundraisers

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  (DSCC) brought in $4.9 million in May, the largest total they've ever raised during that month in a nonelection year.

The committee has totaled $22.2 million raised for the 2014 cycle, and has $10 million cash on hand for May.

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Those numbers were boosted by help from President Obama, who headlined a handful of DSCC fundraisers during the month.

The DSCC wouldn't say how much it had spent in the last month — or how much debt it was carrying. As of the end of April, the organization had $8.6 million in the bank and $13.8 million in debt.

The organization has spent at least $700,000 in the past month to help Rep. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Cybersecurity: FBI probes possible hack of Dems' phones | Trump's '400-pound hacker' | Pressure builds on Yahoo | Poll trolls run wild Dems tie nuclear first-strike bill to concerns about Trump Takata says it failed to report airbag rupture in 2003 MORE's (D-Mass.) Senate campaign.

“The thought of Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellMichigan Dems highlight Flint with unanimous opposition to CR Congress departs for recess until after Election Day How Congress averted shutdown MORE becoming majority leader is enough to motivate most Americans to support our efforts, and we continue to break fundraising records," said DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil, touting the fundraising numbers. "We still have a very long road to travel, but we are off to a strong start.”

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has yet to announce its May fundraising numbers. 

"Our goal has been to keep showing steady progress each month, raising the resources needed to send Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerCongress departs for recess until after Election Day Democrats press Wells Fargo CEO for more answers on scandal 78 lawmakers vote to sustain Obama veto MORE [D-N.Y.] and LINO (Leader in Name Only) Harry ReidHarry ReidAbortion rights group ads tie vulnerable GOP senators to Trump Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Congress departs for recess until after Election Day MORE [D-Nev.] back in the minority," said Brad Dayspring, NRSC communications director. "Another month of 'progress NRSC.'"

The DSCC has been outpacing the NRSC in fundraising in recent months, though the NRSC narrowly outraised the DSCC in April. At that point, the NRSC had $7 million in the bank and $9.5 million in debt.